"Smaller and lighter portable computing devices such as the Ultrabook need to have fewer external connectors, smaller connectors, and connectors that can transfer different signals seamlessly. Thunderbolt I/O technology supports these design goals, and we're pleased to be working with the broader ecosystem around Thunderbolt -- including major OEMs and ODMs -- in enabling the high performance required to make high-speed data transfers a reality," said Grahame Cooney, general manager of high-speed interfaces and clocks, watches and graphics drivers, NXP Semiconductors.
Intel® Thunderbolt controllers transmit and receive information for both the PCI Express (PCIe) and DisplayPort protocols, switching between the two protocols to support communications over a single cable. The NXP switches enable cost-effective bills of material for Thunderbolt connectors, offering high performance and outstanding signal integrity characteristics. NXP's high-performance mux switches are housed in compact HVQFN-24 (CBTL05023) and TFBGA-48 (CBTL06DP211) packages.
The CBTL05023 and CBTL06DP211 are currently in high-volume production, and samples are available to qualified customers on request. Further information on NXP's high-speed multiplexers is available at: http://www.nxp.com/products/interface_and_connectivity/displayport/high_speed_multiplexer/
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